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Hannu Rajaniemi The Quantum Thief

The most exciting SF debut of the last five years Jean le Flambeur is an imprisoned confidence artist and trickster; his exploits are famous. He is offered the chance of freedom and the return of his old powers, if he can now pull off the one heist that was beyond him. The Quantum Thief is a dazzling hard SF novel – a heist novel powered by very human motives of betrayal, revenge and jealousy. With fantastic science, original concepts and excellent characters, The Quantum Thief is an SF debut of immense distinction. Hannu Rajaniemi is a debut novelist from Finland. He lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Science Fiction Cased/Trade Paperback September £18.99/£12.99 448pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 575 08887 0/978 0 575 08888 7 Markets: World XUSA USA, Translation & Serial: Orion

J.N. Fenn Guardians of Paradise

On a mission to expose evil, it’s all too easy for the hunters to become the hunted For millennia the Sidhe subjugated humankind until a revolt and ensuing war exterminated them. Then Jarek Reen discovers the Sidhe are still alive. When he finds Nual, an old friend, is next on their hitlist, he foils the assassination, leaving Nual and her partner Taro free to join his crusade to expose the Sidhe. Guardians of Paradise takes us across human-space, from utilitarian hub-points to rich, exotic planets. J.N. Fenn has created a beautifully imagined world. J.N. Fenn, the author of Prinicples of Angels and Consorts of Heaven, lives in Alresford, Hampshire.

Science Fiction Cased/Trade Paperback September £18.99/£12.99 384pp 234 x 153mm 978 0 575 08325 7/978 0 575 08326 4 Markets: World USA, Translation & Serial: Orion 65